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Leather bags Apprentice Level

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The 10-week long program is an introduction to the world of leather bags and accessories. Potential students are not required to have any experience; they will learn through the guidance of skilled artisans. Classes meet Monday through Friday with both morning and afternoon sessions. In addition, students will be working outside of class time on their projects. Homework includes individual and group work.

This program is a hands-on, practical, old-master approach to learning the artisan craft of leather-making. Instructors are all professionals in the field who will share both their theoretical and practical abilities as well as their real world experience as bagsmakers.

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A pre-enrollment is necessary with a deposit of 3500€ at the moment of the signing up. The deposit will be refunded if the application is not accepted or Visa is not granted. After enrollment is accepted, the deposit will not be re-funded in case the student decides not to attend.

Not included: accommodation and meals, airfare, airport transfer and meals, particular equipment or material requested for the personal project.

Total price of the apprentice level is 5900 €, including all class works, lessons, use of laboratories, basic materials, taxes and insurance. An early bird discount of 10% is available until March 31st, 2021.

Dates: Apprentice program will start on August 24th, 2021.

Structure and Method
This is an introductory program for beginners (10 weeks / 350 hour - divided between specific modules and supervised project completion during the workshop). Students should be motivated and focused on working in the field of hand-made bags and be prepared to dedicate study and work time outside the classroom times indicated in the course modules. Students attending this program will receive a preliminary introduction to the different techniques and tools and they will soon be able to create simple products: eyeglass cases, passport holders and credit card holders. After the introduction students will improve their abilities and will start to design and make a flat pouch without gusset, along with various types of handles. During the last stage of this module, students will earn the ability to assemble and create a variety of bags: classic evening bags, bags with compartments and pockets, bucket bags and saddle bags. Students must reach a sufficient level in terms of knowledge and quality of technique in order to progress to the next level of the program.
Structure and Method
This is an introductory program for beginners (10 weeks / 350hour - divided between specific modules and supervised project completion in the workshop). Students should be motivated and focused on working in the field of hand-made bags making and be prepared to dedicate study and work time over and above the classroom times indicated in the course modules.
Students attending this module will receive a preliminary introduction to the different techniques and toll and they will soon be able to create simple products: eyeglass cases, passport holders and credit card holders. After the introduction students will improve their abilities and will start to make and design a flat pouch without gusset, piping and gusset along with various types of handles. During the last stage of this module, students will earn the ability to assemble and create important bags: classic evening bag, classic compartments bag, bucket bags and pockets and saddle bag. Students must reach a sufficient level in terms of their knowledge and quality of technique in order to progress to the next level of the program.
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